Bosnia Cello, by Mikhail Evstafiev

The Bosnian War On-Screen

The Bosnian War of 1992-1995 was one of the most brutal conflicts since WWII, and received widespread coverage in Western news media. But less attention has been paid to cultural representations of the war.

In a new book entitled Screening Bosnia: Geopolitics, Gender and Nationalism in Film and Television Images of the 1992-95 War, Stephen Harper analyzes film and television adaptations of the conflict, with a focus on major themes such as humanitarian intervention, ethnic cleansing, and the roles of NATO and the UN. Harper also explores popular media's role in "reflecting, reinforcing—and sometimes contesting—nationalist ideologies."

The book is available here.

Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev I CC BY-SA 3.0

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